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Dr. Lucy Njeri Jane Wathika, Ph.D

Dr. Lucy Njeri Jane Wathika, Ph.D

Lecturer, Department of Literature, Languages & Linguistics,

Egerton University, Njoro

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya.

Mobile: +254 718 106900

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EDUCATION

 

2012

Ph.D., English Languages & Linguistics

Beijing Language and Culture University, China

1998

Master of Arts, English Language and Linguistics

Egerton University Njoro, Kenya

1994

Bachelor of Education (Arts) in English Language and Literature. Second Class Honors, Upper Division.

Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

2009

Certificate in Elementary Chinese Language.

Beijing Language and Culture University, People’s Republic of China.

 

FIELD OF SPECIALISATION

 

General and Applied Linguistics with special interest in: Sociolinguistics, Historical and Comparative Linguistics, Phonetics & Phonology and Language change

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

April 2013 - present

Lecturer Department of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Egerton University

2005-2013

Assistant lecturer, Egerton University

1997-2005

Lecturer, English & Communication Skills Department, Kagumo Teachers Training College

1994-1995

Graduate Teacher, English and Literature, Kangema Boys High School

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

2008-2012

Investigated Language Change and Shift: A Case Study of Gikuyu of Language.

1996- 1998

Investigated Cross Linguistic Influence in the Acquisition of English Deictic Expression by Gikuyu L1 Speakers.

2012- present

Currently investigating “Relationship between place names and the history of the Muranga Kikuyu speakers" Awaiting publication.

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

1

Mutiti, Y.J.K. & L. J. Njeri, M. Mukuthuria, 2013. Rhetorical Structure of African Bantu Languages: Is it a reflection of African Logical Patterns? RUWAZA: Journal of Contemporary Discourse in Language, Literature, Culture and the Arts, ISSN 2225-7144

2

English and Literature teaching manual for secondary school teachers (2007), co authored with Kenya Institute of Education secondary English Panel members

3

Currently writing a paper entitled “Etymology of place names in Muranga" Awaiting publication.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Language change, Sound change as realized in music, Sociolinguistic issues.